A Sonning-based independent florist has scooped the ‘Florist of the Year' award for the third time in an annual regional awards ceremony.

Located both in Sonning and West Berkshire, Sonning Flowers works together with venues and event planners to deliver flowers and floral arrangements for events across the South Central region.

Owner, Heather Reilly attended the regional Wedding Industry Awards and was applauded for their excellence within the wedding industry.

Heather and her team will now appear at the National finals in January 2024 at the Underglobe in London for the coveted title of National Florist of the Year.

Heather Reilly, owner of Sonning Flowers, said: “I’m speechless, utterly speechless to be able to say for third year running we are the Regional Wedding Florist of the Year. The South Central Region is huge and full of incredibly talented florists.

"Every year I am honoured to be up against such competition and I’d have never dreamed we could have done this three years running, I’m so proud of my truly exceptional team and what we are creating”.

“A huge thank you to all our wonderful wedding couples who voted for us and provided generous and incredible feedback about their wedding flowers and service we provided to an expert panel of judges. We wouldn’t be here without you. Now for the National Finals in January!”